Director Zack Snyder says that the flying scenes in the upcoming “Man of Steel” will feature a quite different and less graceful version than we’re used to.
“It’s a more violent experience. It’s raw. It takes effort to do it, and that’s what we were really going for. It’s almost like there’s this kind of Right Stuff quality to it.
He’s constantly booming around, accelerating. You think he’s going as fast as he can and then it’s like ‘Yeeaahh!’ He’s always got an extra gear he can use.”
The director also touched upon Krypton’s new look in the film, which swaps out the ethereal ice crystals of the previous incarnations in favor of an advanced if decaying civilisation:
“I really wanted my Krypton to be this kind of special place that’s immersive and totally different from Earth, but not unbelievable. And ancient.
I really wanted to give this ancient feeling to Krypton. I love technology that’s rusty because it’s so old. It’s so advanced, but it’s so old. That was the kind of world that I tried to create. A dying world that’s ancient and torn apart.”
This follows on from various little tidbits of Superman news this week, such as Snyder reportedly set for the “Justice League” director’s chair should “Man of Steel” perform. Snyder himself also said that “Man of Steel” is not the first of a trilogy, but it is designed so that sequels can be made.